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11 December 2017 Last updated 6 minutes ago

PML-N’s Kulsoom Nawaz wins NA-120 by-election

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  • Last modified onSunday, 17 September 2017 23:57
Dr Yasmin Rashid and Kulsoom Nawaz File Photo Dr Yasmin Rashid and Kulsoom Nawaz

Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) candidate Begum Kulsoom Nawaz won the closely contested by-election for her husband Nawaz Sharif’s ‘home seat’ NA-120.

According to unofficial and unverified results, Kulsoom Nawaz managed to attain 61,254 votes, while her competitor, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf’s Dr. Yasmin Rashid attained 47,066 votes.

Maryam Nawaz Sharif, who ran her mother’s campaign, tweeted following the victory: “Shukar Alhamdolillah a million times ! This was PMLN vs ALL !”

Addressing party workers at the party's Model Town office, Maryam congratulated PML-N workers and supporters for the victory in NA-120.

Following the PML-N’s victory, party workers celebrated in the constituency and at the party’s headquarters Model Town.

"All the powers which had surrounded Nawaz Sharif were defeated today," claimed a jubilant Maryam.

The by-election, which began at 8am largely remained without incident, was seen as a major test for the ruling PML-N after Nawaz Sharif's disqualification as the prime minister.

PML-N fielded Kulsoom Nawaz for the contest against Dr Yasmin Rashid of PTI and Faisal Mir of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), among others.

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) printed 350,000 ballot papers for the constituency's 321,786 registered voters.

All polling stations in the constituency were declared sensitive, with police, rangers and army personnel providing security.

Polling for the by-election in NA-120 concluded at 5pm on Sunday in the constituency’s 220 polling stations.

NA-120 RESULTS:

Results from polling stations in NA-120 have started pouring in. The below graph shows unofficial and unverified results from the constituency. 

The by-election, which began at 8am and largely remained without incident, was seen as a major test for the ruling PML-N after Sharif's disqualification as the prime minister.

PML-N fielded Kulsoom Nawaz for the contest who is faced by Dr Yasmin Rashid of PTI and Faisal Mir of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), among others.

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) printed 350,000 ballot papers for the constituency's 321,786 registered voters.

All polling stations in the constituency were declared sensitive, with police, rangers and army personnel providing security.